Tone2 Saurus is a new software synthesizer for Mac & Windows, that its creators say is ‘not just another synthesizer with character, but one that truly represents the analog sound.’
Does Saurus sound as great as the gratuitously sexy 3D rendering, above, suggests?
Tom Shear at Waveformless has an early review of the new synth, and he came away pleasantly impressed:
Saurus is proof that your first impressions aren’t always correct. The abundance of modern sounding presets Saurus ships with mislead me to think this was just another bog standard virtual analog. If you know what you’re doing, though, you’ll find there are lots of convincing analog tones in here waiting to be discovered.
So how does it compare to other contenders, such as Strobe or DIVA? I’d say it’s not quite at the level of those two, but it’s damn good, cheaper than either of those, and less of a hit to the CPU.